[rfc-i] Allowing unnumbered t items in a list

Paul Kyzivat pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
Tue Dec 17 09:39:13 PST 2013


How about changing the definition of a list to allow *either* <t> or 
<item>? That will solve the backward compatibility problem. (So a <t> in 
this context is just a one-paragraph item.)

	Thanks,
	Paul

On 12/17/13 12:32 PM, Riccardo Bernardini wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 6:12 PM, Jim Schaad <ietf at augustcellars.com> wrote:
>> I have never been happy with the fact that if I wanted to have multiple
>> paragraphs with a single list bullet, then I needed to use the vspace item
>> to make the separate paragraphs show up.  It makes more sense to me to allow
>> for keeping the structure (i.e. paragraphs) and use decoration to say don't
>> emit a bullet for this item.
>>
>> Thus
>>
>> <list>
>> <t>....</t>
>> <t unnumbered="yes">....</t>
>> <t>
>> </list>
>>
>
>
> I agree.  Actually, if I had to choose, I would use for the item list
> a different node than the one used for the paragraph, e.g.,
> <item>...</item>. Your example would become
>
> <list>
> <item>
>    <t>...</t>
>    <t>...</t>
> </item>
> </list>
>
> The idea is that a list item and a paragraph are two different
> objects, so I would prefer to keep them separated.  Yes, you have to
> write a little bit more, but I do not think it is such a big deal,
> especially if you have an editor smart enough...
>
> I confess that maybe the fact that I am a LaTeX user could be
> responsible for this preference of mine... :-)
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